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Reviewed February 18, 2018

I understand why there are 1* and 5* reviews to this motel as this is accommodation with great potential that desperately needs updating.

Lyn and Rob were extremely welcoming and friendly and could not do enough to try and make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The pool was warm and inviting and the spa soothed the sore muscles of those of us who did the Tongariro Crossing. We received a very early morning breakfast and packed lunch as requested. Rob was always available to reboot the wifi or to open the spa cover or.. The room was spacious and the bed comfortable.

However the room was in desperate need of a makeover. The ensuite shower area was tiny and unwelcoming. The decor was very tired and even the breakfast could have been more 21st century. The wifi could never have lived up to what was claimed as it rarely worked except for 10 mins after each complaint. This also needs updating.

  • Stayed: February 2018, traveled with friends
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Thank LondonAnnie41
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

What a find and great value for money. Big spacious room, wonderful hosts that were really wanting to help a couple of travellers, they couldn't do enough for us. A private place that really friendly.

Room Tip: Have a look, the hosts will show them all to you
Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank Paul G
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

We booked this motel for one of our employees and found the staff extremely helpful. Great location, great size rooms. Highly recommend to anyone travelling for business or personal reasons. The pool was also a really welcome find. Thank you for your hospitality

  • Stayed: January 2018, traveled on business
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Thank estway2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Had the misfortune of being booked into this place by the travel company that books our work stays. Served by the owner (sporting a fresh black eye) who started off by apologising for the state of the room that my colleague was going to be booked into. The room looked straight out of the 1970’s. While the room was clean, it was very tired and depressing. It also had black mould the toilet wall and a leaking toilet. It was also infested with white tail spiders. The wifi was almost non existent. And when it did go.... slowed to a crawl. The male owner was very rude and embarrassed us about removing the pool cover to swim. Even tho the pool is the only attraction in the complex’s and it was the middle of summer. And when challenged on his outburst he decided blame everyone but himself. This place is the pits. I would rather have stayed at the back packers down the road than stay here. Do yourself a favour and skip it. I know this goes against the other reviews on this motel but trust me. It’s the worst.

Stayed: January 2018, traveled on business
Thank Christoefar B
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robwilliams1, Guest Relations Manager at Anglers Paradise Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2018

We very sorry that your stay with us was not enjoyable. The owner was in a bar fight the night before you checked in, but you should have seen the other guy.

All joking aside; the rooms are a bit tired as you suggest but we try to make up for it with friendly service and clean units. White tail spiders are uncommon in the units, but they do come inside on occasion, though it’s a bit of a stretch to say that it was infested. Both of these issues, we have tried to rectified for our future guests.

We apologise immensely for any embarrassment you may have felt during your swim and there is no excuse for that. We do ask that guests give us a quick call so we can remove the pool cover for you. This keeps the cover undamaged and thus the pool warm for all our guests.

Again, we are very sorry that your stay was not pleasant and know that we take this feedback very seriously.

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

The Anglers Paradise is a great motel, surrounded by well established trees so gives you plenty of privacy. I am an angler with a small boat so it is well suited for my needs. Rob and Lynn are great hosts as previous people have commented it is always spotless. I stay there on an annual basis.

  • Stayed: January 2018, traveled with friends
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Thank mikebd1
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